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in and see him. him is the president of the united states. he's very much a junior partner. that is the new vice presidency. and that's what's really changed. it began under mondale and was that way to our country -- well, it wasn't so useful under cheney but i think now the vice president is a junior partner. he's explained to barack obama. looking up to him as a smarter guy, perhaps a tougher guy. but certainly with great loyalty. >> ed shultz, we're leading up to the president's speech. what are your impressions there? >> he was trying really hard tonight. he was trying to get as emotionally connected to the audience as he possibly could. it wasn't his smoothest performance, but it was effective. you could tell the crowd was involved. they know this man. they know what he's about. he's a genuine guy. high on sincerity, believable. i thought it was good testimony to the president. >> chris? >> i don't think we've seen that pitch of the president so far. the idea that it's about his judgment and what's in his gut and this kind of undescribable part of his being that can make the right call
the bus. now we've seen a very different timeline from israel and the united states from netanyahu. netanyahu says within months iran will have gone beyond the point of no return. american intelligence believes there's more time. where do we stand now with israel and is mitt romney -- >> we stand -- >> that the president has thrown israel under the bus? >> well, first of all, the term throwing israel under the bus is really a remarkable -- you know, it's an unbelievably cynical explosivetive term that is also a lie. it is a fundamental lie. and mitt romney ought to be ashamed of himself for continuing to say it when he knows that prime minister netanyahu and defense minister ehud barak have both said this administration has the strongest security and military cooperation with israel it has ever had. ever. and the president has taken steps to put america in a position to deal with iran with whatever eventuality may be necessary, and i mean whatever eventuality may be necessary. the president made that crystal clear in his speech at the united nations. and, yesterday, prime minister
in the united states but insufficient overseas. everyone continues to worry that another recession may very easily be around the corner given the slow down we're seeing. china has slowed down. brazil has slowed down. the big bric countries are not growing as rapidly. corporations are shepherding that cash. not willing to make full time commitments. the fed may try the stimulate next week, european central bank made a big announcement yesterday. this may help to turn things around. >> ron, always great to see you. breaking the unemployment rate down by race. african-american unemployment stands at 14.1%. unchanged from last month, down a year ago when it was in the 16% range. hispanic unemployment at 10% down by 1.1% from a year ago and .1% from last month. back to the campaign trail. they are off to new hampshire and iowa. that's today. we give you a look at the home stretch strategy important the president and vice president. most emotional moment at the convention, hands down, did you see it, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords. talk to us. tell us what your favorite moment was from t
and a white america and latino america and asian america. there's a united states of america. >> eight years after the keynote that launched his national career, four years after becoming the nation's first african-american nominee, tonight president barack obama accepts the nomination a second time. tonight the president makes his case for four more years. >> four more years. >> america needs four more years. >> tonight more from the first lady, vice president biden, caroline kennedy, the foo fighters? yes, the foo fighters. weather moved tonight indoors. but after a first night owned by michelle obama, after a second night owned by president clinton, expectations for the finale are sky high. msnbc's primetime coverage of the democratic national convention's final night begins right now. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow here at msnbc headquarters in new york. i'm joined by ed shultz, melissa harris-perry, chris hayes, and the senior strategist steve schmidt. lawrence o'donnell and al sharpton will be joining us in a moment. leading us from the site of the convention is our co
in a setting like that. >> the white house responds. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >>> do americans feel better off than they were four years ago? an exclusive first look at our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll with chuck todd. bob woodward on the price of politics. his book examining the obama presidency. and the state of the campaign. and a major military change in afghanistan. the u.s. suspends joint operations with afghan troops after more deadly insider attacks on our forces. >>> and will and kate, win a big victory against that photographer in a frens french court today. how do you stop the internet? good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. the romney campaign is struggling today to deal with words from the candidate himself. statements made at a private fund-raiser in boca raton, florida, last may, secretly videotaped without the governor's knowledge. >> and governor romney also joked at that fund-raiser about the fact that his father was born in mexico, but not necessaril
to prove things that i don't. he's president of the united states. very effective speaker. >> mitt romney has an advantage because he's been through 20 of these debates in the primaries over the last year. >> both candidates are in debate prep mode. the president practiced on friday with senator john kerry. last night on "60 minutes" we got a debate preview. the economy policy and the role of government. both asked about campaign hi hiccups. >> that's not the campaign. that was me. that's not a campaign. i've got a very effective campaign that's doing a very good job. but not everything i say is elegant. >> the president has acknowledged he failed to deliver on one of his biggest campaign promises. if you ask me the biggest disappointment is we vice president changed the tone in washington as much as we would like? >> you don't bear responsibility for that? >> as president, i bear responsibility for everything, to some degree. >> to some degree is an interesting little fighting words between the parties in washington. the two talked about the role of governmen government. >> presidencies
of the united states call on people to pray for those lives lost? no he calls on people to observe a moment of silence and then go out and do some community service. he proclaims today as patriot day and national day of service and remembrance and go perform community service to remember those who lost their lives. >> he does say at the end of it that he signs it on the tenth day of september in the year of our lord, so god is mentioned there, but no mention of the word god anywhere in his message to the american people. >> not only is it petty, it's untrue. they forgot to mention president bush's patriot day prom la magss which did not include the word god either. and they also ignored one from last friday calling for a national day of prayer to commemorate 9/11 and asking americans to unify through god's grace. it's not surprising to see this kind of disrespect coming from fox news. but even republican leaders in the house used 9/11 to beat up the president over defense spending. >> the the best thing that we can do as a people to honor those individuals is to make sure that it never happ
of the united states of america, and to the republic, for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [ applause ] >> boy, she just looked great, didn't she? >> she did. you can imagine, the amount of therapy and hard work. >> oh. >> that she's had to endure to climb back from being -- she was literally shot in the head. >> in the head at close range. >> close blank range. that was a pretty pivotal time in the nation's conversation about where we stand and the tone of things. >> it was. >> what a symbol of hope she is. that was incredible. >> it was a very moving moment. >>> all right. coming up he nominated his dad, last night for another term as vice president, bo biden, the attorney general of delaware, joins us ahead here on "morning joe." former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, nbc news political director chuck todd and later maryland governor martin o'malley. up next mike allen is here with the politico playbook. but first, bill karins with a check on the weekend forecast. >> good morning to you, mika. let me help get everyone out the door thi
to win and distance themselves from this guy who is, as i say, plainly not fit to be in the united states senate, given some of his views. but it is possible, as jim vandehei said, it's possible he could win this race. and it's clear that a lot of republicans and the republican establishment now looking at the math are thinking about coming back in. i think the republican senatorial committee is very likely to put money into this race. i think the polls will tighten. as horrific as it will be to many people not just on the left but in the middle of the electorate, i think there's a reasonable chance he could win this race. >> not only do i agree with that, take a look, joe, at what roy blunt did. he is moving up in leadership, and he came out and supported akin yesterday. so that is -- >> the senator from michigan. >> yeah, that's the leading indicator. that tells you that the republican committee is going to go full in, and they see this as their way to regain control, and it's all about regaining control. and i can tell you that some of the very people now supporting him are republicans
a record for a record high for the number of suicides in the united states military. then there are the multiple deployments that families go through, the military moms and dads waiting for their spouses to return home. romney said he spoke to the american legion and vfw, but that doesn't cut if. this is the party that practically coined the phrase, we support the troops. this is the party that demonized people who wouldn't wear the flag lapel pin. this is the party that always claimed to have the upper hand on protecting the country and national security and love of country. and accusing president obama of not being american enough and not loving the country, but mitt romney can't bring himself to n insert a paragraph about the troops in harm's way right now and have been there multiple times in his acceptance speech? i think it is the ultimate quis qualifier. here's senator john kerry addressing the issue last night. >> no nominee for president should ever fail in the midst of a war to pay tribute to our troops overseas in his acceptance speech. mitt romney, mitt
in a loud voice. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, liberty and justice for all. >> there wasn't a dry eye. good day, i'm andrea mitchell back in washington from the democratic convention. two candidates stepping off a big convention platform to take their message to swing state voters today. president obama, you just saw in new hampshire, trying to ride any momentum that he might get from his big speech, and from all of the speeches that led up to his, while team romney is capitalizing on today's weak jobs numbers. >> we had this very tepid report. for every net one job created, nearly four people left the work force. so this is not what a recovery looks like. >> that of course, paul ryan on cnbc. joining me, mark halperin in charlotte, and with me here at the table, "washington post" columnist, ruth marcus. welcome both. first to you, mark. the afterglow of the convention and then this jobs report showing clearly that people are discouraged, they are no longer even trying to ge
, but bring those resources home and invest here in the united states and that is not a message mitt romney can deliver, so therefore what, he just kind of skirted the issue and tries to talk tough on china. >> he is quite remarkable. joy, can i ask, are the next 60 days going to be utterly frenzied as the candidates travel seeking voters where ever they can find them? >> one thing you're going to want to do in a swing state like florida, turn the channel quickly when they come on. they're really inundated people and i think the dvr is going to become the most valuable tool. they're going to inundate people with so many ads. we are really going to know how this thing is shaking out baseded on where these guys go. if you don't see mitt romney in pennsylvania, that's sending you a signal of where they think they can and cannot win. it will be interesting to see if romney goes to ohio and how much time he spends there. if you don't see him harping on those states -- i can tell you that talking to obama campaign people, they're pretty confident about the math. >> thank you so much. >>> next, le
to the united states, who had a list of grievances against america and would wrap themselves this victimhood about how america had been so wrong to them, this president has coddled and appeased. >> for insight, i want to bring in jim frederick, international editor for "time" magazine. the cover story is about the anti-american protests. the agents of outrage. also, shira tchtupplet, also joining us. long time aide for senator john mccain, wrote something in real clear politics. saying in part, quote, the rush by republicans including mitt romney, sarah palin and scores of other conservatives to condemn president obama for policies they claim helped precipitate the attacks is as tortured in its reasoning as it is unseemly in its timing. we just heard from rick santorum there, as well. how has the romney campaign responded to the backlash over his comments? >> well, initially they didn't even blink. they held a press conference, they doubled down on the issue, they didn't see anything wrong with it. and in the following day, you saw some of his senior advisers speak out and further emphasize
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would be the democratic nominee and president of the united states if that was the case. you have to give people a reason to vote for you. >> steve, you make pay compelling argument there. the debates, perhaps, michael, the next opportunity and the last opportunity for mitt romney to make this case. both sides have elised memos. this is beth myers of the romney campaign. this is what she says in part. it's clear that president obama will use his ample rhett for cal gifts in debating experience at one end. we expect a 90-minute attack ad. david axelrod not to be outdone by the obama campaign. saying we expect mitt romney to be prepared, disciplined and aaggressive. the first debate generally favor challengers. both sides are trying to manage expectations here? >> absolutely. >> this guy's really good. >> how do we get in the ring with him all of a sudden? >> right. >> they're skilled on their feet. that's how they got this far. i don't know that the second and third debate will matter that much for governor romney if there isn't something significant out of debate number one. >> i
by how scared the president of the united states looked, how disoriented he looked, how it seemed like they did not know where they were going. and i just want to do a hat tip right here, which, again, in this environment you probably aren't supposed to do. you know what? while george bush looked scared and disoriented that day, that day only, rudy giuliani stepped up. and he became america's mayor on that day. and he kept people advised of what was going on and was a great leader for that time. >> it was one of the great acts of spiritual and popular leadership that we'll ever see. and, you know, mayor giuliani is a big churchillian. but he was reading and looking at in those days and weeks a book by john lucash called "five days of may" in may of 1940 between churchill and chamberlain and halifax. and it was a marvelous case of leadership of being there. >> well, and like churchill and we're not comparing him to churchill, but for that time, though, like churchill, part of it was leadership, part of it was a great act. telling people, and by the way, that's what kept the british peop
test it. >> i think there's a real problem where that guy being president of the united states. he's not really human. >> he's pulled out the reagan playbook, but it's just not working 30 years later the way it did 30 years ago. he wants to add things back in without explaining, without explaining what they'll do. >> yeah, but reagan, getting that salute right. he knew it was important to recognize he was commander in chief, but connecting with the people fighting the wars. >> the difference is that romney has talking points and in talking about veterans in jobs, the the work of michelle obama and jill biden, he's bridged this divide in a way. >> dr. biden, the second lady, if you will, make iing a point almost in a civil war setting that women, taking an interest in mostly guys are getting injured badly, they're killed and being out and addressing them as individuals that are important, years after the battle. >> and that is what's so unpleasant if you will about romney's reply on fox. in afghanistan, it's 110 degrees, walking around with a pack and weapon or imagine you have a lo
think the public may watch with anger as the united states jeopardizes, again, our bond rating worldwide. >> there's another issue that's out there related to the election, congressman and last night john lewis made an impassioned argument against voter i.d. laws. it was emotional. i want to ask you about reality. can these laws potentially change the outcome of this upcoming election? >> absolutely. when you consider the fact that many african-americans in the south were not born in hospitals as my father and his brothers were not, and so they have no birth certificate. if they are no longer driving, then it's going to be difficult for them to show government issued i.d. if you have government issued i.d. in my home state it will cost you $21. that's a poll tax. we need to shave off a couple of percentage points like in states of ohio, virginia, florida and we lose the states. it's a very serious issue. it's a solution looking for a problem. there is no voter fraud in the united states of america. and i hope the public can come to the conclusion that all of a sudden republicans are movi
honor to place into nomination for the office of vice president of the united states, my father, my hero, joe biden. >> vice president's son. b beau biden. he's here next speaking of political families, we've got a rare friday election result for you as the kennedies try to send another generation to capitol hill. mitt romney's schedule, they're both going to iowa and new hampshire today. but they're going to crisscross and their planes may pass in the day. maybe they somewhere over south bend, indiana. you're watching our last special edition from charlotte. we'll be right back. bob... oh, hey alex. just picking up some, brochures, posters copies of my acceptance speech. great! it's always good to have a backup plan, in case i get hit by a meteor. wow, your hair looks great. didn't realize they did photoshop here. hey, good call on those mugs. can't let 'em see what you're drinking. you know, i'm glad we're both running a nice, clean race. no need to get nasty. here's your "honk if you had an affair with taylor" yard sign. looks good. [ male announcer ] fedex office. now save 50% on ban
the president of the united states needs mr. clinton to help him with that narrow sliver of undecided voters, especially women ages 30 to 50 who grew up with bill clinton as sort of their teenage or childhood president. that's important. the second thing is is that bill clinton and hillary clinton need barack obama. they need him to perform strongly and to do well, because if barack obama loses and loses on the scale of a carter, that is very bad for the democratic brand for years to come and that is not helpful to a, perhaps, nominee or presidential candidate hillary clinton. so on many levels, this is -- they are living vicariously off each other and through each other, and as i said to a buddy of mine back stage a minute ago, clearly they are carrying each other's bags now and that's probably not a bad thing for today's politics. >> one of the interesting tidbits in this new yorker story looks at the -- pardon me. one of the interesting tidbits, sorry, i was hearing something in my ear there. one of the interesting tidbits looks at clinton's strategic advice to barack obama. look, you att
think there's a real problem with that guy being president of the united states. just in terms of the persona he presents. he's not really human. your thought? >> well, he's pulled out the reagan playbook. but it's just not working 30 years later the way it did 30 years ago. he wants to add things back in without explaining. he wants 100,000 troops without explaining what they'll do. >> reagan -- give him credit here which i often do. he understood the importance of getting the salute right. to recognize he was commander in chief and he was connecting with the people fighting. >> that's right. but the difference is romney has talking points on a briefing book, but you saw last night the president has really connected with the military people. and in talking about veterans and jobs, the work of michelle obama and jill biden, he's bridged this international and domestic divide in ways -- >> i think you're right. the idea of the first lady and dr. biden, the second lady if you will, making a point of almost like in a civil war setting. that women taking an interest in mostly guys
if you want to see barack obama re-elected president of the united states, do whatever you can for virgil goode. they challenged his spot on the ballot and they said put him on the ballot anyway, and he's going to be on the ballot unless virginia's attorney general, this guy, decides to kick virgil goode off the ballot. he's been campaigning for mitt romney including last week at the republican convention. under virginia law, he gets to decide whether virgil goode gets his name on the ballot or not. look at the headline, he promises he will be absolutely objective about this whole thing. absolutely. virginia is getting three different mitt romney ads this week. virginia, ohio, new hampshire, iowa, colorado, nevada, north carolina, florida. that's it, that's the election. who the country is counting on to handle this election about the presidency for the rest of us, eight states. when stuff gets weird in one of those eight states, when something like virgil goode happens in one of those eight states, while that might be a weird side bar virginia story at any other time in any other politic
-on-ones. they all come to the shores of the united states. this is a time where it's easy to meet with some of these folks. there was one comment from an adviser. he said if he meets with one leader, then he's going have to meet with ten and you're like, well, that's the job sometimes. you know, this doesn't seem like a very defensible position, not to have met with one world leader when it came to the united nations. >> well, i don't want to get into the president's schedule and certainly this is a question for my colleagues at the white house, but i do know when you're the president of the united states, you're always talking to world leaders. it's not just one. in just the last day there ee's been a lot of talks with the world leaders. i think that will continue. we've discussed it. i think that these are questions for my colleagues at the white house and we're focused on what we're doing in ohio today. >> all right. speaking of ohio, mitt romney's got a new ad out. i want to play a little clip for and get your reaction to it. >> president obama and i both care about poor and middle klas
pennsylvania and i'm going to become the next president of the united states. >> okay. just to clarify, the romney campaign is running no ads whatsoever in pennsylvania. mr. romney is down 12 points in "the new york times" poll this week. pennsylvania is not in play. i guess that's why tonight he'll head up to battleground massachusetts. yes, another fund-raiser. this time with the president of the new england patriots, son of the patriots owner. good thing that strike is over. could be a bit awkward collecting 75 grand a plate. if you're wondering why mitt romney isn't complaining in, say, florida, it may be that mitt romney never, ever wants to cibo se see boca raton again. case in point, vice president joe biden in boca raton this afternoon who had a quite different view of the 47%. >> these people are fighting back with every single thing they have. i don't sense any sense of dependency. they're just looking for a little opportunity, a level playing field, a fair shot. my dad used to say, joey, i don't expect the government to solve my problems but i do expect them to understand my
of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's just an incredible moment. you hear it in here, tears in people's eyes, people clapping at 5:30 in the morning. >> and much deserved. >> john, thanks so much. we'll talk to you in just a minute on "morning joe." still ahead on "way too early" when we come back to charlotte. in sports, the nationals are great, the cubs are just horrible. last night they brawled. we'll show you, ahead in sports. >>> plus -- >> when america needed it most, who got us rolling again on the road to recovery? >> whoo! former michigan governor jennifer granholm gives a speech that is quite literally still ringing in the ears of those in the convention hall. that can't-miss clip and a check of weather when we come back from charlotte. ♪ >>> the shooting took place while shackure was on his way to a party following the mike tyson fight. the 25-year-old rapper was in the back seat of a black bmw, part of an informal convoy of ten cars, when la
of the united states. it is one thing to screw up your nominating convention. like this. it's another thing to deny you screwed it up and said you did something that you did not do. when you say you went to the american legion and gave a speech about policy ideas, you did not do that. the press does follow you. you were right about that. the candidate will try to make up for this with a speech on the 9/11 anniversary. if he tries to continue to deny that he made the mistake in the first place, he will have compounded this error gravely. >>> this has been a pretty great campaign season but there will never be a season like 2010. if we don't get what we want, we'll start shooting. christina o'donnell, not a witch. but remember joe miller versus lisa murkowski? i have found myself thinking of what we learned on our show's trip up to alaska that fall to cover joe miller and his supporters. >> good luck, you guys. >> we disagree with that. >> she voted to confirm eric holder. >> why are you against that? what's he done against guns? >> what hasn't he done against guns? let's look at what his vot
and credit of the united states was to agree to this deal in which both parties bound themselves to these cuts which is called sequestration. this was the deal. this is what everyone agreed to after this climactic battle. this was the democrats basically appeasing the republicans who had exempted themselves from the normal procedures of governance on the deal of sequestration. now mitt romney is saying this deal is terrible. the president, what a terrible person the president is for signing on to this deal, and my running mate who approved the deal, awful person. and john mccain is running around saying terrible deal. they want to cut defense spending. to me it's like, wait a second, they won't even live up to the deal they themselves made months ago, how can we govern? what is the second term going to look like? >> isn't this part of the problem that obama was facing in this speech? i think a lot of people were disappointed in this speech because one of the things we all loved -- those of us who loved obama in 2008 loved the fact he seemed to lefl with people, he seemed to speak
more than 1/4 of chinese exports come to the united states. if you have a customer that's unhappy with you and that customer buys 20 or 30 or 40% of your products, you're not just going to turn your back, you're going to work with them. and the chinese work with us when we actually stand up to them on these issues. president clinton did it with intellectual property from time to time and the chinese would respond. there would be histrionics, they'd scream and yell and then they'd change their behavior a little bit. the same with these issues when we've enforced trade rules. i want a good trading relationship with china, i just think it's too one sided. i think americans when the congress, when the international trade commission, when the department of commerce, when the white house, when the congress stands up, when we all stand up it makes a huge difference and the relationship will settle in in a way a bit more advantageous to the united states of america and to our manufacturing companies, the smaller ones especially, and the workers in this country. >> that's in some ways what
as if there are only about 28 undecided voters left in the united states of america. very small percentage. even if governor romney convinces 51% of these undecideds to support him, doesn't he also have to peel away votes from president obama to win this thing? >> well, sure. i think one of the fallacies about independent, undecided voters is that we don't look at the people who say they're for president obama or governor romney and look at the people who weren't very strongly committed to casting their votes, the people who we call in the business leaners. someone's leaning for obama, but when they're asked, are you absolutely certain you're going to vote for obama, no. but they're leaning to obama. those votes are up for grabs. just as the leaners romney are up for grabs. it's more than just the people who say they're undecided. those leaners can be persuaded by debate performance. and let me tell you, look at governor romney's performance last week in education nation, at our station, at the clinton global initiative, he sounded good, he talked policy, he was on his game. anybody who thinks t
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you want to be the president of the united states and leader of the free world for everyone you're talking about. >> well, as many people have said, mitt romney is very good at, you know, telling people in the room what he thinks they want to hear. and so you're sitting in a room, in a very wealthy man's home in boca raton where everyone is has paid $50,000 each to listen to you speak. you kind of think maybe they want to hear that the women on "the view" except for elisabeth hasselbeck are sharp-tongued and hard to get along and whoopi goldberg said she would vote for me, ooh, what have i done wrong. and as you played out, they all laughed at that. so mitt romney in that room and on univision yesterday and probably on the set of "the view" in october is going to say exactly what he thinks the audience in front of him wants to hear as a way of getting their support. whether it's monetarily or electorally. >> but when you look at the polls, when people were asked who connects well with ordinary americans, president obama leads romney by 43 points. question of character. president
in the world in the united states. and it's received by people who vote republican. so there is no partisan virtue one side or the other on the question of receiving government benefits. >> perry, the romney campaign, the republicans have accused the president, been doing it for years now of accusing him of class warfare. it now off the table given romney's remarks and the gop's defense of those remarks? >> no. you heard romney in the days after the comment. instead of apologizing for it, kind of doubling down on it and saying i think you're going to hear more in the debates about he won't call them -- romney won't call obama the food stamp president, but he'll get close to doing that. this kind of class warfare argument from the republican side about the notion that americans don't pay income tax is something that not just mitt romney's view. paul ryan has talked about that. scott walker has talked about that. >> sure. >> he is going to come back to this issue, and it will be interesting to see how obama really contrasted and makes clear that we're all in this together. we're all paying ta
leads to economic growth here in the united states. >> yes, as i mentioned in the column, i brought a version of that chart to see paul ryan a year or so ago when hes and a member of congress and, like a lot of journalists i spoke to him regularly about economic pr policy and said, how do you square this chart with the idea tax cuts are the most important factor in creating economic growth? you don't need a chart, think about the last 20 years or so. h.w. bush first, then bill clinton raised taxes, all of these predictions of doom, instead we had the '90s boom and george w. bush cut taxes and there were predictions of prosperity and instead we had the slowest decade since world war ii and then the crisis. none of this is to say that tax cuts cause economic problems or tax increases lead to prosperity. i don't know anyone who seriously makes that argument. the question is, how important are tax cuts to economic growth? and i don't know how you look at recent history and say that relatively modest changes in the top marginal tax rate is the main force driving the american economy. >>
at every level from dog catcher to the president of the united states. we know -- >> or wild cat catcher. >> and one of the things we know about that is that when there's an open seat race women are as likely to win as their male opponents assuming they have equal credentials. one of the key reasons we have fewer women in elected office is because of the nastiness of campaigns in part and because so few feel when they see an extremely qualified, competent and smart woman, have you ever thought about running for office, those are questions typically asked of men who have those same qualifications. in often times, when you get to this level, senate level, you have candidates who haven't run against women before and not sure, could you hit a girl, not hit a girl, provoke or not. that's different than what's going on with this race where you have a candidate with his legitimate rape comment and other things have made it clear he has a perspective on women that is very broad ly easily described as sexist. >> and you talk about the nature of an open seat versus running against incumbents which
don't think anybody in the state of nevada or the united states wants to continue overpayments to insurance companies but by restricting and ending those overpayments we extended the life of medicare by nine years. >> the interesting thing about your opponent is he voted for the early version of the ryan plan which is the more aggressive which would have turned all of medicare for those under 55 into the voucher program. he voted for the second version which was the more moderate version. he has a strange record on this. >> well, look. there's a lot to do with political expediency. he voted twice, not once to turn it over. that's not going to work in this state. >> the reason i played that clip is because dean heller realized the second time he ended up passing the ryan budget he realized he had to run for re-election. he didn't vote for the ryan budget. even though it moved to the left. it offers seniors a choice. to me, if you're going to say what happened a month ago that switched things, i think it's ryan. i think ryan on the ticket has made this -- and for some reason stra
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